[CentOS-virt] reboot guest on panic

Norman Gaywood ngaywood at une.edu.au
Sun Mar 14 23:37:32 UTC 2010

Thanks Pasi.

On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 03:16:13PM +0200, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 14, 2010 at 09:03:23AM +1100, Norman Gaywood wrote:
> > I have a guest that keeps crashing and want to automatically reboot
> > it
> > when it crashes. See:
> > 
> >   xen PV guest kernel 2.6.32 processes lock up in D state
> >   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=550724
> > 
> > if you want to look at the details on the crashing.
> > 
> Btw please see: 
> http://wiki.xensource.com/xenwiki/XenCommonProblems
> Especially the chapter about debugging crashed guests.
> It would be very helpful to grab a stacktrace of the crashed guest to
> debug it.

I've already done this, there are some stack traces in the bugzilla

Andrew Jones seems to think that the problem in this case is actually in
the Xen hypervisor and not the guest. Problem is I seem to be the only
one hitting this.

> Redhat bugzilla seems to be down, so I can't check the details about 
> the bugreport. Is the guest single-vcpu or multi-vcpu? 32bit or 64bit?

64bit multi-vcpu. The guest is quite heavyweight, 30GB of memory and
12vcpu. It's a LTSP server designed to handle lots of graphical logins
for computer science students.  This, I guess is not a common workload.

Norman Gaywood, Computer Systems Officer
University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351, Australia

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